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Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5500, Gigabyte MoBo, 4gb RAM, 1TB, Combo PC £179.99 @ Scan TODAY ONLY
Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5500, Gigabyte MoBo, 4gb RAM, 1TB, Combo PC £179.99 @ Scan TODAY ONLY

Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5500, Gigabyte MoBo, 4gb RAM, 1TB, Combo PC £179.99 @ Scan TODAY ONLY

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A decent pc for under £200 ???

* Xclio Godspeed One Full Black Mid Tower Case with 180mm Side Fan w/o PSU
* 500W Ezcool PS-10 Silent, 80mm Fan, 24+4pin, ATX12 v2.03
* Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5500, S775, Wolfdale, 2.80 GHz, 2MB Cache, 14x Core Ratio, 65W,
* Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Express, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066(OC)/ 800 MHz, SATA II, Micro ATX
* 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM
* 2 x 2GB Hynix, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 6, Retail

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cant go wrong at this price hot for me

I'm sure these are just the parts, you still have to assemble it??

Cheap as chips

£196.77 including carriage costs & VAT.

Voted hot nonetheless
Edited by: "EasyPeasyLemonSqueezy" 23rd Feb 2011

EasyPeasyLemonSqueezy

£196.77 including carriage costs & VAT.Voted hot nonetheless



Free postage for AV forumers.

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Before anyone asks, no it wont play games unless you add a graphics card. It doesnt look like the best power supply on the market so I wouldnt use anything more than an AMD 5770 or Nvidia GTS450 to be honest.

Other things are its DDR2 ram, DDR3 or DDR wont work.

The graphics card memory has nothing to do with the system memory (so yes you can use a DDR3 graphics card in this)

One thing to note is this is using Intel socket 775 wehich is pretty old now, you wil be able to upgrade to a quad core later on but it would probably have to be a second hand model and performance is gunna be a little bit lower compared to everyone else.

For a budget PC a good choice though so hot.

No operating system included so allow for that. Great price for the spec heat added.:)

Thanks OP. Ordered, but no email or anything. Nothing in Order History either. Is this normal?
Edited by: "bcwc" 23rd Feb 2011

Cold, you can get a AMD 3.0GHZ quad core barebones from Novatech delivered for £190.

Edit, realised this comes with a HD and the Novatech one doesn't so not comparable.
Edited by: "danakajoel" 23rd Feb 2011

xela333

Before anyone asks, no it wont play games unless you add a graphics card. … Before anyone asks, no it wont play games unless you add a graphics card. It doesnt look like the best power supply on the market so I wouldnt use anything more than an AMD 5770 or Nvidia GTS450 to be honest.Other things are its DDR2 ram, DDR3 or DDR wont work. The graphics card memory has nothing to do with the system memory (so yes you can use a DDR3 graphics card in this)One thing to note is this is using Intel socket 775 wehich is pretty old now, you wil be able to upgrade to a quad core later on but it would probably have to be a second hand model and performance is gunna be a little bit lower compared to everyone else. For a budget PC a good choice though so hot.



You dont necessarily need a top notch processor or DDR3 for gaming. Dont take me wrong, it can make a difference but most people wont feel it is worth the money. All you need is a decent GPU and a solid PSU to support it, along with a humble Celeron Dual Core and minimum 2Gb DDR2 RAM.

So buy this one, add a video card for roughly 100£ (something based on Nvidia 460 GPU) and you have a pretty decent gaming rig. It will play most new titles on high graphic settings.

Source: a life of gaming and many many sh1t loads of money spent on expensive components.

Edited by: "MajorCockUp" 23rd Feb 2011

Assembly is easy. As the two Japanese girls say in the video I have (about putting the motherboard into the case), "The board has six whores. Put a screw in each ****."

edit- hmmm... censor seems to allow the first use of the word, but not the second. Ahh! it doesn't catch the plural.

Edited by: "LongPockets" 23rd Feb 2011

Nice deal. But that power supply sucks. I got one with a previous Scan deal and it's so loud and lacking SATA power.

If you haven't been a member of AV Forums for 14 days it'll cost you £14 delivery! I've been a member for 10 days, but apparently they count only 5 days as a week --- so the 14 days is more like 3 weeks.

I'll pass on it this time.

Banned

You dont necessarily need a top notch processor or DDR3 for gaming. Dont … You dont necessarily need a top notch processor or DDR3 for gaming. Dont take me wrong, it can make a difference but most people wont feel it is worth the money. All you need is a decent GPU and a solid PSU to support it, along with a humble Celeron Dual Core and minimum 2Gb DDR2 RAM.So buy this one, add a video card for roughly 100£ (something based on Nvidia 460 GPU) and you have a pretty decent gaming rig. It will play most new titles on high graphic settings.Source: a life of gaming and many many sh1t loads of money spent on expensive components.



Thats not the point I was getting at. Just making sure peeps know they cannot use their old memory or the new DDR3 in this board.

Regarding the graphics as I said anything based around the AMD 5770 or Nvidia GTS450 would cope. The Nvidia GTX460 is not a good idea as the power supply would not be able to cope.

The G31 on board GPU is really poor, even by windows / app standards. The G41 would have been ok.
So add GFX card, DVD and OS. Looking closer to £300, and then you have to put it together your self (I know many will be fine by this, but its still a differentiating factor between this and out of the box ready one).

xela333

Thats not the point I was getting at. Just making sure peeps know they … Thats not the point I was getting at. Just making sure peeps know they cannot use their old memory or the new DDR3 in this board. Regarding the graphics as I said anything based around the AMD 5770 or Nvidia GTS450 would cope. The Nvidia GTX460 is not a good idea as the power supply would not be able to cope.



Yeah im with you on the power supply because i dont know anything about it. I nealry fried a HD4870 with a non-brand PSU. The last thing you need to save on is power supply.
Consumption wise a small rig like the one above plus a mid-level graphix card wont suck more than 280W on load. I test all machines I build ;). So a branded 500W PSU would be more then enough as long as it has appropriate connectors.
Im I a troll?

You are going to be building it anyway and are therefore better off picking the components yourself - especially the PSU.

Something like the Corsair CMPSU-430CX is available for under £40 delivered on Amazon.

One area not to scrimp on is the PSU. If you're super strapped for cash, free up some of your budget by going for a 500GB or even 320GB HDD, which can easily be upgraded later.

Also, omitting an optical drive saves a little. You should either have one in your laptop (transfer files via USB) or one in your old PC, or be able to download the necessary software online (unless it is for the wireless adapter itself, then you're going to have to setup the PC next to the router for 5 minutes!)

If you are willing to wait on Super Saver deals and compare prices, you can make good savings on all components.

I built my work/gaming rig for ~£250 (delivery incl.) and that was late last year, before DDR3 came down in price.

Xclio case - £25 (super saver, down from £40)
Corsair 400CX PSU - £35
4GB Corsair DDR3 - £48 (super saver, down from £56)
Gigabyte G41 MOBO + free wireless adapter - £32 (super saver, down from £36)
Intel E5500 - £40 (super saver, down from £50)
Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB - £26 (super saver, down from £30)
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler - £14 (super saver, down from £20)
2nd hand GTS 8800 - £41

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The original prices are from memory, but I definitely saved £30+. I could have easily spent more for the same components and saved time re/searching, but part of the project was to do it as cheap as possible.

Take out the CPU cooler and GPU, you're looking at something highly upgradeable for £200ish at current prices.



[edit] added original prices [/edit]




Edited by: "Rupes" 23rd Feb 2011

MajorCockUp

Im I a troll?



Look up. Do you see a bridge?

Could this be used as a nas?

Purchased. Thanks.

Will see how it runs with the onboard graphics before upgrading.

and no operating system ?
waste of money

RyanC

Could this be used as a nas?



Pretty over the top for a NAS, you could buy cheaper for just using as a NAS, but yes i suppose you could, obvioulsy you need an OS but stick linux (recommend Ubuntu Desktop.) on there and do it that way.

hardly a waste of money to buy the parts seperatley would cost above £210 no matter how wisely you shop,they are building it for you and charging 30 quid less

false prophet

hardly a waste of money to buy the parts seperatley would cost above £210 … hardly a waste of money to buy the parts seperatley would cost above £210 no matter how wisely you shop,they are building it for you and charging 30 quid less



Just to clarify, they aren't building it for you...it's delivered as components.

But you're right, in that you're saving about £30 on the separate components.
Edited by: "Lupeto" 23rd Feb 2011

have some heat, great supplier

It says £479

Could be ok for some people but you can often pickup something similarly specced and probably a tad under £200 all in from Dell Outlet with W7 included but, horses for courses.

So not bad deal overall.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 23rd Feb 2011

As this comes with no OS, the specs are perfect for a hackintoshed machine! Just add a cheapo 8400GS for non gamers and you have a mac for less than £250 assuming you have a monitor already! OSX is cheaper than Windows!

exStudent

As this comes with no OS, the specs are perfect for a hackintoshed … As this comes with no OS, the specs are perfect for a hackintoshed machine! Just add a cheapo 8400GS for non gamers and you have a mac for less than £250 assuming you have a monitor already! OSX is cheaper than Windows!



ALL of these components will work for a Hackintosh build?

If so I think you may have just sold me this.

CHalligan

ALL of these components will work for a Hackintosh build?If so I think … ALL of these components will work for a Hackintosh build?If so I think you may have just sold me this.



Yes! CPU is fine I have an E5400 OC'd to 3.83ghz running on a hackintosh.

Mobo will depend on rev version, but on insanely mac they have a list of components:

G31M-ES2L-rev.1.1, G31M-ES2L Rev 1.0, GA-G31M-ES2L rev2.3 have all successfully been hackintoshed and updated to 10.6.6. Ram should be fine, HDD is perfectly fine. For ease I do recommend a Nvidia graphics card, depending on you budget you have a few choices.

CHalligan

ALL of these components will work for a Hackintosh build?If so I think … ALL of these components will work for a Hackintosh build?If so I think you may have just sold me this.



See this tutorial for this board: http://osx86.co/f19/guide-gigabyte-g31m-es2l-retail-tutorial-t3187/

For a cheap hackintosh, I'd personally go for a G41MT-ES2L...it supports DDR3 memory, which is cheaper...DDR2 is a dead end for future upgrading.

Lupeto

See this tutorial for this board: … See this tutorial for this board: http://osx86.co/f19/guide-gigabyte-g31m-es2l-retail-tutorial-t3187/For a cheap hackintosh, I'd personally go for a G41MT-ES2L...it supports DDR3 memory, which is cheaper...DDR2 is a dead end for future upgrading.



Good board at a good price!

exStudent

Good board at a good price!



Yup. I've built 2 hackintoshes for family using that board and a cheap E3300 CPU...they are delighted with them (especially the 3.5GHz overclocked one)

Lupeto

Yup. I've built 2 hackintoshes for family using that board and a cheap … Yup. I've built 2 hackintoshes for family using that board and a cheap E3300 CPU...they are delighted with them (especially the 3.5GHz overclocked one)



I've got a spare E5200 lying around was considering a 2nd build for my sis now that she enjoys using OSX as well was considering this board, oh the joys of self building and getting dsdt and kexts working flawlessly!

I think this has ended...now showing an AMD combo instead.

Banned

hynix ram is HORRIBLE....but HP use it now...cheap and cheerful i suppose
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